Not real great lighting for this picture, but here is the tree decorated. Last year my grandma gave me the best present ever, she hand tatted me snowflakes for a tree, they are all different and so intricate. It was a simple tree, but like I said earlier - my favorite of all past tree's.
I had to include a picture of our house as well. When I was a girl, my favorite part of Thanksgiving was decorating for Christmas outside with my dad. Well, my parents don't put up as many lights as they used to, so when I called to ask if I could borrow some of their old rice lights, this is what happened. First, my dad told me he needed to prune the tree's first (yes, we are in a rental, but my dad tends to forget this (he also laid sod in the backyard this fall)) so he came over and spent all day up in the tree's. Then, he called my grandpa, (who is 90 next month) and together they "built me a tree" - I really wanted to do a green tree and a red tree, but the red tree was lopsided, so they took branches they cut off the green tree and tied them up to the red tree to make a great tree. So anyway, the project I thought I started, turned out that my dad ended up doing most of it (I put the lights on the red tree, Dad did the rest). It was so fun to come home at night and see my house lit up - thanks Dad and Opa!